Jonathan Lucroy Has Played Big For Rangers
It's safe to say that the deal to acquire Jonathan Lucroy by the Texas Rangers has turned out to be a good one.
A former Louisiana Ragin' Cajun star from 2005-2007, Lucroy rejected a trade to the Cleveland Indians in late July, before being acquired by the Rangers from the Milwaukee Brewers at the trade deadline of August 1, along with Jeremy Jeffress, in exchange for Lewis Brinson, Luis Ortiz, and Ryan Cordell.
Entering play on Tuesday night, in 30 games, Lucroy is hitting a .303 with the Rangers, to go along with 10 home runs, 25 runs batted in, a .367 on-base percentage, and a .615 slugging percentage.
Average that out over 500 at-bats, and the 30-year old Lucroy would have about 50 homers and 125 RBI's.
More importantly, for the Rangers, they entered play on Tuesday with a record of 21-12 since acquiring Lucroy, a two-time All-Star, widening their lead to 9.5 games in the American League West.
Yes, it's too early to judge the trade, as the Brewers got some nice young players, but from the Rangers point of view, Lucroy has been everything they had hoped, and more.